Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down

Original Artist: Merle Haggard

Each night I leave the barroom when it's over
Not feeling any pain at closing time
But tonight your memory found me much too sober
Couldn't drink enough to keep you off my mind

Tonight the bottle let me down
And let your memory come around
The one true friend I thought I'd found
Tonight the bottle let me down

I've always had a bottle I could turn to
And lately I've been turning every day
But the wine don't take effect the way it used to
I'm hurtin' in that old familiar way

Tonight the bottle let me down
And let your memory come around
The one true friend I thought I'd found
Tonight the bottle let me down

Stats:

5 known live performances.
First performed: 2001-10-17 - "Bowling with Ben", Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Most recently performed: 2006-11-18 - Lifetime Fitness Center, Washington College, Chestertown, MD, USA.